U.S. women still strong medal contenders

August 2, 2008
By Lindsey Dolich
For perhaps the first time in the history of women's Olympic soccer, the U.S. will enter the tournament as a wild card. Even with an internationally renowned coach, a 21-0-1 record and a FIFA No. 1 ranking, the U.S. women's national team has become something of an enigma.

Key questions

1. Will Pia Sundhage's possession model work?

Under new coach Sundhage's direction, the team is in the midst of phasing out the "boot-and-run" strategy, but quality 90-minute possession ...

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